Mistura Fina

Mistura Fina

Jakob Hug
Tenor/Alto Saxophone
Floriano Inacio Junior
Guitar/Cavaquinho
Herbie Kopf
Bass
Tonico da Silva
Pandeiro/Percussion

Mistura Fina
Chorinho Alpino

Chorinho Alpino stands for the choro which goes back to its roots. Choro is a musical style which developed in Brazil at the end of the 19th century. Immigrants from the Alpine states and from wider Europe brought along their popular music such as the polka, the waltz, the fado, the mazurka and others and under the influence of Afro-Brazilian rhythms choro evolved as the most important Brazilian musical style regarding musical content and originality. In this sense the choro played in Europe goes back to its roots. The interaction of Afro-Brazilian and European musical elements is peculiar to choro.
Characteristic for choro is the instrumental playing of specifically developed traditional melodies which gives as well space to improvisation. Yet the improvisation is not borrowed from American Jazz but belongs originally to choro.
Mistura Fina reflects this exchange between Europe and Brazil. Ademir Candido comes from Porto Allegro from the south of Brazil which has more European traits while Tonico da Silva was brought up in Salvador da Bahia in the Afro-Brazilian northeast. Both lived for some time in Rio de Janeiro, the capital of the choro.